According to the IFFHS, Pelé is the most successful league goal-scorer in the world, scoring 1281 goals in 1363 games, which included unofficial friendlies and tour games.
He was listed in the Guinness World Records for most career goals scored in football for this.
Address: Piata Presei Libere 1 (as it is still universally known) was designed by architect Horia Maicu.
In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
Location: Southern Romania Elevation: 190 - 295 ft (55 - 90 m) Size: City of Bucharest - 88 sq.miles (228 sq.km); Bucharest Metropolitan area - 587 sq.miles (1,521 sq.km) Inhabited since: 500 BC First documented: 1459 AD Population: 1.921 milion Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of "Little Paris"), Bucharest, Romania's largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis.
Romanian legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literarily means "joy." His flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place.
Pelé began playing for Santos at age 15 and the Brazil national football team at 16.
During his international career, he won three FIFA World Cups: 1958, 19, being the only player ever to do so.